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California: Home Health Care in the Context of a Psychiatric Injury

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance . On September 30, 2013, a panel of three commissioners with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) denied a request to reconsider a Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law...

Mississippi: Employee’s Kidney Disease Was Natural Consequence of Medication Taken for Earlier Admitted Injury to Lungs

A Mississippi appellate court affirmed an order of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission requiring an employer to pay for medical treatment related to a kidney condition caused by medication that an employee took for an admittedly compensable lung injury. In October 1997, the employee...

A New Mediation Track to Combat Opioid Use by Injured Workers

Massachusetts’ new pilot program aims to break the emphasis on opioids On October 23, 2015, attorneys and judges from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire gathered at Gillette Stadium to discuss a variety of workers’ compensation issues that affect all three states. This is the...

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